Roby Highlights Visits to Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base on House Floor

April 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today spoke on the House floor to highlight her recent visits to Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base – the two proud military installations in Alabama’s Second District. During her speech, Representative Roby also congratulated Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base on its 100th year of operation.

“With Congress out of session for the recent Easter district work period, I had the opportunity to visit Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base – the two outstanding military installations in Alabama’s Second District,” Representative Roby said. “As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, properly funding our military is one of my top priorities. I will always work to ensure that Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base remain strong components in our national defense infrastructure.

“This past Saturday, Maxwell celebrated 100 years of dedicated service. I speak for the entire Second District in saying that we appreciate all that these men and women do for our country and our community, and I know our region looks forward to many more years of continued partnership.”

The full text of Representative Roby’s remarks as prepared is below.

Mr. Speaker, with Congress out of session for the recent Easter district work period, I had the opportunity to visit Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base – the two outstanding military installations in Alabama’s Second District.

It is so important that I stay up-to-date with the needs and priorities of our military bases, and I appreciate those who took the time to meet with me recently.

As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, properly funding our military is one of my top priorities.

I will always work to ensure that Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base remain strong components in our national defense infrastructure.

Mr. Speaker, over the last year, I have appreciated working alongside an Administration that has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to rebuilding our military after years of damaging cuts.

I’m proud to serve a congressional district that is home to two of our nation’s finest military installations, and I’ll continue to fight to provide the brave men and women of our military with the best possible resources to ensure they are well prepared for whatever challenges they may face as they work to keep us safe.

Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’d like to close by wishing Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base a happy 100th birthday!

This past Saturday, Maxwell celebrated 100 years of dedicated service. I speak for the entire Second District in saying that we appreciate all that these men and women do for our country and our community, and I know our region looks forward to many more years of continued partnership.

Mr. Speaker, it is truly an honor to be an advocate for Fort Rucker and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base here in Congress. I take this responsibility very seriously.

Thank you. I yield back.

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